26 days in Lapland Itinerary

26 days in Lapland Itinerary

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26 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  24​h
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Lake Inari, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, & more). On the 20th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning website .

Tokyo, Japan to Saariselka is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Saariselka is minus 7 hours. In April, Saariselka is cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

3
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 24th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get interesting insight from Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, and steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Muonio tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Muonio are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

4
nights
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. Explore Kittila's surroundings by going to Akaslompolo (Scandinavian Adventures & Seven Fells Up). On the 27th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Snow Village, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Kittila sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. April in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Golf, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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