15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

1
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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

2
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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pedal to the sights with Lucky Ranch.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Powerun Adventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sarestoniemi Museum and Jemes Sport. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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.