14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Kemi
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive
6
Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi route planner.

Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Kemi at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Arctic Circle Mallfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Do your shopping at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Spend the 29th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla vacation planner.

You can drive from Levi to Sodankyla in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sodankyla can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Saariselka takes 2 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.