15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to G2 ICEKARTING and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio), Kittila (Taatsin seita & Sarestoniemi Museum) and Scandinavian Adventures (in Akaslompolo). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip tool .

San Francisco, USA to Levi is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Levi hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Scandinavian Adventures
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka travel route planner .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and finally take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park and then witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Luosto ©
Luosto

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Auttikongas. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tornio (Tornio Church & Tornio Golf) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Korouoma Canyon
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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