9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
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.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12.5-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

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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, photos, reviews, 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Kittila

— 2 nights
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 find ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Auttikongas and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.