36 days in Lapland Itinerary

36 days in Lapland Itinerary

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36 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Salla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey maker .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Golf, & more) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Golf

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Palvelut
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Akaslompolo, make a side trip to see Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio, approximately 46 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
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 outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

4
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
When in Kilpisjarvi, make a side trip to see Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto, approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Levi in March, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -5°C. You will leave for Saariselka on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida, & more). On the 18th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in March, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Visiting Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi will get you outdoors. Explore Salla's surroundings by going to Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Korouoma Canyon). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salla travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Posio, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

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

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In March in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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