33 days in Lapland Itinerary

33 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
2
Kemi
— 5 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
4
Inari
— 5 nights
5
Levi
— 8 nights

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately Pello away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planning website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola) and Tornio Golf (in Tornio). There's much more to do: get in on the excitement at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi online route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Tornio, Kukkolankoski
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kemi to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get a bit cooler in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 19°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Riisitunturi National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, &more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen), Enontekio (Pyhakero, Enontekio Church, &more) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 22nd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Enontekio, Kongas, Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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