9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then trot along with Lucky Ranch.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi journey tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Pyhatunturi is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

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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 9th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lake Inari, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Muonio trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature
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3
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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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.