14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Arctic Emotions Oy will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kemi Church, Maupertuis Memorial
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto Adventures
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Juutua Nature Trail).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka visit planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Shopping

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Sarestoniemi Museum and Samiland will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). On the 29th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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