21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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21 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  33​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Christchurch

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi day trip website .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Posio journey tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In September in Posio, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Gold Prospector Museum and Siida are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday planner.

You can drive from Posio to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Levi Ski Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio--about 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimiotunturi Fell, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Scandinavian Adventures and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and German Soldier s Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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