31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Syote
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Orbas Reindeer Farm (in Rovaniemi). There's more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luosto route maker.

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Luosto at 19°F and lows at 6°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Orbas Reindeer Farm
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder website.

Drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Angeli Reindeer Farm and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari attractions website.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Salla side-trips: Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salla travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Syote.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi

4
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. When in Syote, make a side trip to see Pentik Hill in Posio, approximately Posio away.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Syote trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Syote takes 3 hours. December in Syote sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Syote

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Posio
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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