8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Rome

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. On the 30th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online sightseeing planner .

Rome, Italy to Saariselka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Saariselka. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Saariselka at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 31st (Sat), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kittila day trip website .

Getting from Saariselka to Kittila by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Levi
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip maker .

Drive from Kittila to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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