8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Club Nord and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Pyhatunturi and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi route planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.