30 days in Lapland Itinerary

30 days in Lapland Itinerary

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30 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Enontekio
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Salla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Luosto
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 53°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Golf, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

Make your Kemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Kemi, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Snow Village (in Kittila), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). On the 11th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi visit app .

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enontekio: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout and pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Enontekio online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Levi to Enontekio in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some cultural insight at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Enontekio to Inari takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Salla: Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Pentik Hill). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salla online trip builder .

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. September in Salla sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Posio, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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