40 days in Lapland Itinerary

40 days in Lapland Itinerary

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40 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
5
Levi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Boston

7
nights
Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Nallikari Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Perameren Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Tornio side-trips: Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas), Koitelinkoski (in Kiiminki) and Oulu (Hoplop, Hupisaaret Park, & more). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. There's much more to do: tee off at Tornio Golf, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and explore the activities along Kukkolankoski.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tornio trip itinerary maker website .

Boston, USA to Tornio is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Tornio reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Tornio

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oulu, Kemi, Kukkolankoski, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Safaris
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

6
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Syote National Park and Hossa National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Korouoma Canyon and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Explore Syote's surroundings by going to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio), Suomussalmi (The Silent People & Hossan Lomakeskus) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Syote travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tornio to Syote in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Kiutakongas Rapids. Visiting Karhunkierros and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemijarvi: Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla) and Kuusamo (Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, Ruka, & more). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kemijarvi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Syote to Kemijarvi takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get outdoors at Lake Inari and Ruijanpolku Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kemijarvi to Saariselka in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can 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
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Discover Lapland and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and G2 ICEKARTING. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Sarkitunturi, Keimiotunturi Fell, & more) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 15th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Poro Farmi. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Luosto Adventures). The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows 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 Tours

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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