16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Pyhatunturi

Visiting Luosto Adventures and Luosto will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online attractions planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect Pyhatunturi to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Club Nord and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Saariselka are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Auttikongas. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and relax in the rural setting at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.