37 days in Lapland Itinerary

37 days in Lapland Itinerary

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37 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kemi Church and Tornio Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kemi: Tornio (Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Tornio Golf, & more). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online trip planner .

Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get a bit cooler in Kemi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Poro Farmi. Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pello (Maupertuis Memorial & Eeron Polku Trail). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip website .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pello, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 21:
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Safaris
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Family-friendly places like Kopara Reindeer Park and Safaris will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Go for a jaunt from Pyhatunturi to Sodankyla to see Museum - Gallery Alariesto about 58 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto, Pyhatunturi, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

4
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Riisitunturi National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Step out of Salla to go to Posio and see Pentik Hill, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Salla driving holiday site .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

3
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Enontekio Church and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pyhakero.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Enontekio travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salla to Enontekio. March in Enontekio sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toKilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

4
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Visiting Tsahkal Falls and Kukkolankoski will get you outdoors.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Enontekio to Kilpisjarvi with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Enontekio in April, things will get a bit warmer in Kilpisjarvi: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toAkaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Get outdoors at Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Ice Karting Levi (in Levi) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Saariselka Bowling, & more). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari online route planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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