16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take a memorable tour with Feelapland.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Posio road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Posio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Inari and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus about 1h 05 min away. On the 23rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 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 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Keimiotunturi Fell
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

1
night
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 26th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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