15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

On the 28th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online driving holiday planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Christchurch to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. In September in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Inari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus in Inari, about 1h 5 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi online route builder.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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Akaslompolo

On the 5th (Sat), get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip tool.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

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.