8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then experience the excitement of Feelapland, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo, and finally head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo route planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Otsamo Fell in Inari (about 1h 05 min away).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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