16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
5
Posio
— 1 night

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Jemes Sport and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Sarestoniemi Museum and Samiland. Venture out of the city with trips to Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip maker.

Vienna, Austria to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Levi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vienna in December, plan for slightly colder days in Levi, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Taatsin seita, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Jemes Sport
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Samiland ©
Samiland

4
nights
Saariselka

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Angeli Reindeer Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Otsamo Fell, &more). It doesn't end there: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planning tool.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, thengo deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi holiday builder tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Marttiini Store Old Factory. Take a break from the city and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Tornio Golf. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Kemi and see Kemi Church, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tornio Golf, Kemi Church
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Fishing Charters & Tours
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Posio planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Posio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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