8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi travel route builder website .

Helsinki to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 9th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Kittila

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip builder website .

Drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Kittila sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
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 12th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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