11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  23​h
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online vacation planner .

Hong Kong, China to Inari is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In January, Inari is cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour or see a game at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saariselka in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kemi, with lows of -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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