34 days in Lapland Itinerary

34 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland attractions planner

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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
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Enontekio
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
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Kemi
— 4 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Lake Inari, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Pyhatunturi

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio), Salla (Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction & Paikanselan Taistelualue) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Enontekio

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enontekio: Kilpisjarvi (Tsahkal Falls, Saana, &more) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Enontekio trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pyhatunturi to Enontekio. In January in Enontekio, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo (Safaris & Seven Fells Up). Spend the 31st (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Levi. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route maker.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 12:

Kemi

— 4 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Tornio (Tornio Golf & Nordic Safaris) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle, step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi route builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:

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.