37 days in Lapland Itinerary

37 days in Lapland Itinerary

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37 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Posio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Levi
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Enontekio
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Kukkolankoski in Kukkola (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and explore the striking landscape of Perameren Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip planner .

Moscow, Russia to Kemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Kemi is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moscow in December since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Posio.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Kukkolankoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Posio: Syote (Syote Ski & Nature Resort & Syote National Park). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and admire the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Posio online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kemi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kemi in January, things will get slightly colder in Posio: highs are around -11°C and lows about -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Syote
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Pyhatunturi (Pyha-Luosto National Park & Safaris), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

Plan trip to Salla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Posio to Salla in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). The adventure continues: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, & more).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planner .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Snow Village (in Kittila). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and have fun at Kids' Land.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi online travel route planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Tsahkal Falls & Saana).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Enontekio trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Levi to Enontekio in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Enontekio to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Enontekio in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 4:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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