16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park, then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi holiday site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get outside with Lake Inari, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

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.