8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Rome

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Pyhatunturi is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in September, you will find days in Pyhatunturi are cooler (14°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Lake Inari).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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