11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ranua Zoo and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour builder website.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.