15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

Boise, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Boise to Saariselka. While traveling from Boise, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Muonio day trip app.

Getting from Saariselka to Muonio by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Muonio are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. October in Kittila sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Salla are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Feelapland and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.