31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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31 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Syote
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Orbas Reindeer Farm (in Meltaus) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luosto road trip website .

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Luosto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. You will leave for Levi on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Luosto

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Orbas Reindeer Farm, Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi holiday planner .

Drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Action Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida, explore and take pictures at Tuula's Reindeer, and take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Escape the urban bustle at Salla Ski Resort and Riisitunturi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). There's more to do: learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip maker site .

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Riisitunturi National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

4
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Get outdoors at Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Korouoma Canyon. Step out of Syote with an excursion to Pentik Hill in Posio--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Syote National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Syote tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Salla to Syote in 3 hours. December in Syote sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Posio
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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