9 days in Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kemijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 14°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kemijarvi attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Kemijarvi takes 1.5 hours. In September in Kemijarvi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Posio, Salla
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
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 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kemijarvi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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