37 days in Lapland Itinerary

37 days in Lapland Itinerary

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37 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Xi'an
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Syote
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Inari
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Xi'an

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Xi'an, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Xi'an in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (13°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kemi journey website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Kemi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

4
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Explore Syote's surroundings by going to Posio (Riisitunturi National Park, Pentik Hill, & more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Syote National Park. On the 27th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Syote Ski & Nature Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Syote trip planner .

Getting from Kemi to Syote by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Posio
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Drive from Syote to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Salla, Church of Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 2nd (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, & more).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

4
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Step out of Kilpisjarvi with an excursion to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto--about 1h 30 min away.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in October since evenings lows in Kilpisjarvi dip to 0°C. You'll set off for Inari on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kukkolankoski, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, & more). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 21:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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