13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi road trip tool .

Hong Kong, China to Kemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get cooler in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 25th (Fri).
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer as well as Ranua Zoo. Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 30th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Action Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): gain insight with The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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