20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website .

Missoula, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Rovaniemi is 9 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Missoula in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time 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
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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