15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Christchurch

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 28th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi road trip planning website .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Christchurch to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Lake Inari in Inari, about 1h 20 min away.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 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) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get a dose of the wild 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 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Keimiotunturi Fell
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and German Soldier s Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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