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
Drive
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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 lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Inari reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Kilpisjarvi

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

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in November, with highs in Kilpisjarvi at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:

Pyhatunturi

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) 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 · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

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

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

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. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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 · Wildlife · Parks

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.