13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  30​h
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Lake Inari, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip planner .

Honolulu, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Honolulu to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
On the 25th (Sun), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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