11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: London

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi attractions planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks

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
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then stroll through Luosto Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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