10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 5 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Lake Inari, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip tool.

San Francisco, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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.