12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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 ©
On the 3rd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi route builder site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Posio day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Posio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Shopping
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Inari and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Tuula's Reindeer in Inari, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Posio to Saariselka takes 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) early enough 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

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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