14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kayseri, Turkey
Fly:  15 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Kayseri, Turkey

4
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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Kayseri, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kayseri to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kayseri in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Luosto ©
Luosto

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saariselka online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Parks

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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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