9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Pyhatunturi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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

1
night
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 13th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Kittila

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kittila trip maker app.

Drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Seven Fells Up, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Auttikongas and Safaris. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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