15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Fly to Kittila, Bus to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour site.

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Posio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures, then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Lake Inari). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.