8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Gdansk
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Gdansk

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 9th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Luosto Adventures, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Gdansk, Poland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gdansk in September, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 14°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

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

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip app.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
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