26 days in Lapland Itinerary

26 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
4
Saariselka
— 7 nights

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Ranua Zoo and Arktikum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Bring the kids along to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Take a break from Kemi with a short trip to Tornio Golf in Tornio, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Tornion vesitorni ©
Tornion vesitorni

5
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kids will enjoy Icekarting Levi and Kids' Land. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm), Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Inghams Mini Husky Experience, &more) and Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Giewont Husky Adventures).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kemi in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hippupuoti Gift Shop will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more) and Taatsin seita (in Kittila). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Taatsin seita
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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