31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Enontekio
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
End: Nottingham

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kemi Church and Tornio Church. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Next up on the itinerary: visit Sampo Icebreaker.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi route planner.

Nottingham, UK to Kemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Nottingham in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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
Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visiting Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Step out of Akaslompolo to go to Muonio and see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, which is approximately 42 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Akaslompolo, with lows of -15°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Enontekio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Get some cultural insight at Enontekio Church and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp. Step out of Enontekio to go to Kilpisjarvi and see Saana, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Enontekio travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Akaslompolo to Enontekio in 5.5 hours. In December in Enontekio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Sarestoniemi Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samiland and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Enontekio to Levi takes 3 hours. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Step out of the city life by going to Kopara Reindeer Park and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Step out of Luosto to go to Sodankyla and see Museum - Gallery Alariesto, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Luosto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christmas House Santa and Rovaniemi Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pello
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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