16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kittila
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planning app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Siida in Inari, approximately 1h 10 min away. On the 22nd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning app .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio vacation planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in November, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Konijanka Petting Zoo, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Step out of Kittila with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 46 minutes away. On the 26th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at Kid's Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila attractions app .

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Levi, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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