16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Turku Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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.
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 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, 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 Nature Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Posio

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

Nature Parks Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

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

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Inari and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

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

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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

Side Trips

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

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.
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

Outdoors Shopping

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: visit Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey builder app.

Getting from Levi to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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