11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then visit Icebreaker Sampo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kemi sightseeing website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Kemi sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 14th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kemi in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giewont Husky Adventures and G2 ICEKARTING. Spend the 17th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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.