7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
End: Milan

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 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday website .

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, & more).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. 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 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi itinerary maker .

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Trails Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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