32 days in Lapland Itinerary

32 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Fly to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Drive to Kemi
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Kemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 4 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Guwahati

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Kemi

— 5 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kemi: Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola) and Tornio (Nordic Safaris & Tornio Golf). Next up on the itinerary: tour along fresh powder with Kemi SnowCastle, get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Guwahati, India to Kemi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Guwahati to Kemi. Traveling from Guwahati in December, expect Kemi to be colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

Rovaniemi

— 10 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Eeron Polku Trail), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 15:

Levi

— 7 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 16th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Pelkosenniemi

— 4 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Pelkosenniemi: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla), Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Luosto Adventures) and Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pelkosenniemi trip planning website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pelkosenniemi in 2.5 hours. January in Pelkosenniemi sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.