11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nallikari Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi vacation planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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Saariselka

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.
On the 21st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in January, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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