11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Luosto
— 2 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 17th (Mon), get outside with Lake Inari, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Isokuru, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Luosto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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