8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip maker tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Fri), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

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You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Salla are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 16th (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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