15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 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
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Limoges, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Limoges to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Limoges in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kemi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi travel route planner.

Drive from Kemi to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. May in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari vacation planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

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 Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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.