8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  15​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory), and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Fishing Charters & Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Muonio online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. In February in Muonio, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Action Park, and finally examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 20th (Thu), stroll through Pyhatunturi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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