12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  13 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Make your Pyhatunturi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Pyhatunturi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Posio.

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

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): shop like a local with Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Posio route maker app.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Posio sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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.
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tuula's Reindeer and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planner.

You can drive from Posio to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kittila travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi City Library. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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