16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Posio
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Vienna International Airport

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Levi

— 3 nights
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 Discover Lapland. 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: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm 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 -6°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
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 Otsamo Fell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Tuula's Reindeer & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
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, then go 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 -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours. 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 35 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Posio

— 1 night
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 -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Lapland travel guide

4
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.