6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 6th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip website .

London, UK to Luosto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Luosto reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Lake Inari in Inari--about 1h 25 min away.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker website .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 10th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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