11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 2 nights
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.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi attractions planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. 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 · Trails

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka vacation planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
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 ratings, traveler tips, reviews, 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 · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.