36 days in Lapland Itinerary

36 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saariselka
— 6 nights
2
Levi
— 6 nights
3
Enontekio
— 5 nights
4
Salla
— 5 nights
5
Kemi
— 5 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

6
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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Saariselka is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Copenhagen in November: highs in Saariselka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen), Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Taatsin seita) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planning site.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Enontekio driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Enontekio by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Enontekio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Posio (Pentik Hill & Riisitunturi National Park). On the 21st (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. And it doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Salla. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Posio, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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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 much more to do: get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Salla in December, expect Kemi to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kukkolankoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up 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
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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