19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 37°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio vacation maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Saariselka

— 4 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 out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Otsamo Fell, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Keimiotunturi Fell). Spend the 27th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

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.