14 days in Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Tampere Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Kittila
— 1 night
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 1 night
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
8
Salla
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Wild About Lapland has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Wild About Lapland.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary builder site.

Knoxville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Knoxville - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Safaris
Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kittila visit app.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kemi in December since evenings lows in Kittila dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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 19th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then contemplate the long history of Hameensilta.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 31°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

Plan my day in Akaslompolo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Tampere to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 23°F and lows reach 9°F. You'll set off for Salla on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salla vacation planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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