14 days in Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

Knoxville
Fly:  25​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Salla
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
Knoxville

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Wild About Lapland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Wild About Lapland.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary builder .

Knoxville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Knoxville to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Knoxville - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

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Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
day
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. On the 18th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip app .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Kittila, with lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

#Trails, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort

1
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari planning tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then snap pictures at Hameensilta.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 31°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

2
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F. You will leave for Salla on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort
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Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
days
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salla online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Salla takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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