11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Levi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Levi hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Juutua Nature Trail).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 6th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Posio trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. August in Posio sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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