11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Hong Kong


2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Wed), see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, experience the excitement of Oulu Climbing Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Kemi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Oulu
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning site .

Getting from Kemi to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in January, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and finally examine the collection at Siida.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Museums Shopping
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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