36 days in Lapland Itinerary

36 days in Lapland Itinerary

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36 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Levi
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Enontekio
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

6
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, & more).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Saariselka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around -3°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Kittila (Snow Village, Sarestoniemi Museum, & more), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi journey website .

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Church of Sodankyla, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

5
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Get out of town with these interesting Enontekio side-trips: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Enontekio attractions planner .

Take a bus from Levi to Enontekio in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salla: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Posio (Pentik Hill & Riisitunturi National Park) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). On the 21st (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salla tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Enontekio to Salla. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of Kemi to go to Kukkola and see Kukkolankoski, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Salla to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Salla in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 3:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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