17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Santiago

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.
On the 28th (Fri), experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

Santiago, Chile to Levi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Levi is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scandinavian Adventures and Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo route planner .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Inari and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 5th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luosto day trip planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Hiidenkirnut. Visiting Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Eeron Polku Trail in Pello--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route builder .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Eeron Polku Trail
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris

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