32 days in Lapland Itinerary

32 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
7
Salla
— 3 nights
8
Luosto
— 9 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kemi is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from Akaslompolo with a short trip to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins in Muonio, about 42 minutes away.

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You can 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, Akaslompolo is little chillier at night with lows of °C. You'll set off for Levi on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Saana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kilpisjarvi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.
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Saana ©
Saana

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of Salla to go to Posio and see Riisitunturi National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Luosto on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luosto: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luosto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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