17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
5
Salla
— 1 night
6
Posio
— 2 nights
7
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Newark - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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. On the 20th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thentake in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kittila trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
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. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio travel planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

Start your trip to Saariselka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, thenfly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

Make your Salla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Posio trip builder website.

You can drive from Salla to Posio in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Posio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

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

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, thenview the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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