38 days in Lapland Itinerary

38 days in Lapland Itinerary

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38 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  11​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Syote
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Church of Sodankyla. Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pyhatunturi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Milan, Italy to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Pyhatunturi to be much colder, temps between -8°C and -17°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

4
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Riisitunturi National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Korouoma Canyon and Syote National Park. Step out of Syote to go to Posio and see Pentik Hill, which is approximately 54 minutes away.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Syote planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Syote takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Syote are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Syote

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Posio
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Ski Resort and Paikanselan Taistelualue. Step out of Salla with an excursion to Ski Resort Suomutunturi in Suomu--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Salla takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

5
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Inari Reindeerfarm & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka vacation planner .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Snow Village, & more). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Yllas Ski Resort and Scandinavian Adventures. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Konijanka Petting Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell, Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, & more).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Tatuka Palvelut
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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