40 days in Lapland Itinerary

40 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Tornio
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Syote
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kemijarvi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Saariselka
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Boston

7
nights
Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Get outdoors at Nallikari Beach and Perameren Kansallispuisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hupisaaret Park and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tornio: Koitelinkoski (in Kiiminki), Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. And it doesn't end there: tee off at Tornio Golf, have some family-friendly fun at Hoplop, contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, and admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tornio trip planner.

Boston, USA to Tornio is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston to Tornio, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Tornio hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Tornio

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Oulu, Kemi, Koitelinkoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

6
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Silent People and Korouoma Canyon. Step out of the city life by going to Hossa National Park and Riisitunturi National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Syote side-trips: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Suomussalmi (Hossan Lomakeskus & Martinselkonen Wilds Centre).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Syote online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Syote takes 3.5 hours. July in Syote sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Posio, Jalavan Kauppa
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park

5
nights
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karhunkierros and Shopping Center Kumpare. Get in touch with nature at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuusamo (Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, Ruka, &more) and Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemijarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Syote to Kemijarvi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Paikanselan Taistelualue, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lemmenjoki National Park and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kemijarvi to Saariselka by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

6
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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Explore hidden gems such as Pakasaivo and G2 ICEKARTING. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi online attractions planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Arctic Emotions Oy. Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Luosto Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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