37 days in Lapland Itinerary

37 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
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Kemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 11 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Eeron Polku Trail about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planning app.

Venice, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Venice in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 7:

Kemi

— 6 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola) and Nordic Safaris (in Tornio). Spend the 10th (Mon) immersed in the historical opulence at Kemi SnowCastle. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kemi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Pelkosenniemi

— 6 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Explore Pelkosenniemi's surroundings by going to Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland, Luosto Adventures, &more), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park, fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm.

Start your trip to Pelkosenniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kemi to Pelkosenniemi in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kemi in January: high temperatures in Pelkosenniemi hover around -13°C and lows are around -22°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Saariselka

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

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

Getting from Pelkosenniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Levi

— 7 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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 26th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.