8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary site.

Barcelona, Spain to Saariselka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
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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.