13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Lake Inari in Inari, approximately Inari away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saariselka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Honolulu to Saariselka, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect Saariselka to be cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Fri): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sun), get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online route builder.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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.