15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarestoniemi Museum and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site.

Chicago, USA to Levi is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Levi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Levi reach 53°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Juutua Nature Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara), Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort) and Skolt Sami Heritage House (in Sevettijarvi). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Angeli Reindeer Farm, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Skolt Sami Heritage House
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Luosto Adventures. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto journey planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arctic Emotions Oy and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Kemi Church. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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