16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Posio
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Vienna

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 a sense of the local culture at Sarestoniemi Museum and Taatsin seita. Step out of the city life by going to Jemes Sport and Discover Lapland. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins in Muonio, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planning app .

Vienna, Austria to Levi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Levi is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect nights in Levi to be cooler, around -15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kittila, Jemes Sport, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Explore hidden gems such as Gold Prospector Museum and Otsamo Fell. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Angeli Reindeer Farm & Tuula's Reindeer). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally take in the history 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.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car 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

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 Christmas House Santa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Syvasenvaara Fell and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Golf (in Tornio). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick 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.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Posio trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Posio can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

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

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