16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): shop like a local with Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker site.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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 26th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi holiday builder tool.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.