19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Kukkolankoski in Kukkola, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Posio trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. July in Posio sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Lake Inari). There's more to do: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Sarkitunturi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimiotunturi Fell). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi route planning tool.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi is 1 hour. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Levi, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.