38 days in Lapland Itinerary

38 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
2
Kemi
— 6 nights
3
Salla
— 6 nights
4
Saariselka
— 7 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 9 nights

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Posio to see Korouoma Canyon about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planning site.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Safaris
4.4

6
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Family-friendly places like Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda and Tornion vesitorni will thrill your kids. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Tornio Golf (in Tornio) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, and take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kemi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Kemi sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. You'll set off for Salla on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kemi to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, Salla is little chillier than Kemi - with highs of 15°F and lows of 2°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
©
Ski Area
Salla Ski Resort
4.4
©
Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3

7
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Family-friendly places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park will thrill your kids. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

9
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, Ounasjoki - River for activities, &more), Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 14°F and lows of -2°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

Similar trips

9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM FINLAND November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Helsinki & Lapland BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 7 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: November, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more trips