25 days in Lapland Itinerary

25 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Grenoble
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Enontekio
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h
End: Grenoble

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kemi is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kemi online trip builder.

Grenoble, France to Kemi is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grenoble to Kemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grenoble in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salla online vacation planner.

Drive from Kemi to Salla in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kemi in December, with highs in Salla at -7°C and lows at -16°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Angeli Reindeer Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning website.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

5
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enontekio: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Tsahkal Falls & Saana).

To find out how to plan a trip to Enontekio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Enontekio takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Enontekio are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Enontekio to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Traveling from Enontekio in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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