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

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Feelapland. Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, look for gifts at LAURI, and have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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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 changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Tornio Golf and Kemi Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kemi online attractions planner .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Golf

Side Trip

Tornio
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Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seven Fells Up and Scandinavian Adventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Step out of Akaslompolo with an excursion to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio--about 46 minutes away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. The adventure continues: have fun at Kid's Land, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Kongas, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Enontekiö is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland with approx. Step off the beaten path and head to Jyppyra lookout and Halti. Change things up with a short trip to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Pyhakero and pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Enontekio trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Enontekio by bus takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Enontekio can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Enontekio

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Get outdoors at Tsahkal Falls and Kukkolankoski. Step off the beaten path and head to Saana and The Three Nations' Border Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Enontekio to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Enontekio to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Enontekio in March; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toSaariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari).

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in March, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Get outdoors at Salla Ski Resort and Riisitunturi National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Pyhatunturi. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto attractions website .

Getting from Salla to Luosto by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Luosto are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

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