33 days in Lapland Itinerary

33 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 8 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Akaslompolo

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages in Muonio (about 50 minutes away).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip app.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Kilpisjarvi

— 4 nights
Visiting Tsahkal Falls and Kukkolankoski will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Kilpisjarvi to Karesuvanto to see Jarama WWII Fortification Camp about 1h 30 min away.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In November, Kilpisjarvi is a bit warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. You will leave for Saariselka on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online road trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Posio

— 4 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Visiting Riisitunturi National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Posio side-trips: Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort).

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Posio road trip planning site.

Drive from Saariselka to Posio in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Posio are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 8 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. Church of Sodankyla and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 11:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.