9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Bus to Rovaniemi, Fly to New York City

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Powerun Adventures. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi travel planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

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.