22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 5 nights
3
Levi
— 4 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour builder site.

Austin, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 37°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Salla, 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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

8
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). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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 ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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