14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary planning app .

Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -7°C and lows are around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For shopping fun, head to LAURI or Arctic Circle Mall. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akaslompolo, with lows of -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 29th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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night
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla road trip website .

Drive from Levi to Sodankyla in 1.5 hours. January in Sodankyla sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Shop till you drop at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida in Inari--about 1h 05 min away. On the 3rd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder website .

Drive from Sodankyla to Saariselka in 1.5 hours. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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