35 days in Lapland Itinerary

35 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Inari
— 5 nights
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Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
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Posio
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
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Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take an exotic tour of Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Kilpisjarvi

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilpisjarvi: Halti (in Enontekio) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

Plan my day in Kilpisjarvi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kilpisjarvi takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in November; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Levi

— 6 nights
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 Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimiotunturi Fell). Spend the 11th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in November; daily highs in Levi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:

Pyhatunturi

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Step out of Posio with an excursion to Syote National Park in Syote--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Posio day trip tool.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 11 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kukkolankoski in Kukkola, approximately Kukkola away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.