17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kittila itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner .

Getting from Kittila to Muonio by car takes about an hour. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka visit planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and then explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Posio driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Posio takes 1.5 hours. December in Posio sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip site .

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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