26 days in Lapland Itinerary

26 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°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

Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, 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 Tornion vesitorni. Take a break from Kemi with a short trip to Tornio Golf in Tornio, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kemi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. 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: Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Inghams Mini Husky Experience, &more), Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm) 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 -11°C and lows at -22°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 Urho Kekkonen National Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour app.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°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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