23 days in Lapland Itinerary

23 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Medellin

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla, Luosto, &more).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip app.

Medellin, Colombia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Medellin to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Medellin in May: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

5
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), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder site.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

9
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 Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). The adventure continues: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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