15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi vacation site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka visit planning site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 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.