20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Missoula
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Missoula

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Missoula, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Missoula to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Missoula in October, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Luosto).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Salla, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

4
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 out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online trip builder.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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