12 days in Central Finland & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Central Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
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Muonio
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, add some adventure to your tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tallinn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

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Muonio

Muonio ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Muonio journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jyvaskyla to Muonio. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in August, expect nights in Muonio to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Lake Inari, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 24th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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