12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Kirovsk
Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
End: Kirovsk

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Kirovsk, Russia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 6- hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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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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