8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 and then make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip planning app.

Rome, Italy to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rome to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Pyhatunturi: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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