22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
4
Levi
— 6 nights

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Christchurch to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Christchurch in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

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

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Discover Lapland, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, 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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