15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 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
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Erbil International Airport

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Arctic Emotions Oy. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Kemi Church in Kemi (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, have fun at Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Erbil, Iraq to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Erbil to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Erbil in November, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Posio trip maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi journey planning app.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Juutua Nature Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka Reindeer Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

Plan my trip to Inari with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarestoniemi Museum and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Sarkitunturi about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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.