8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Alicante

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planner.

Alicante, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alicante to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Alicante in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.