14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Kemi Church in Kemi (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maupertuis Memorial, Kemi Church
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 23rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi travel site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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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

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sarestoniemi Museum and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Ounasjoki - River for activities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Samiland and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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