6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila road trip planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kittila due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Kittila at 24°F and lows at 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): have fun at Action Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
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 19th (Tue): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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