10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Pyhatunturi is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo vacation builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Posio online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Posio takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

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Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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