42 days in Lapland Itinerary

42 days in Lapland Itinerary

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42 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Posio
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Saariselka
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Berlin

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemi: The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. July in Kemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Posio on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©

5
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Posio side-trips: Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Posio sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kemi to Posio by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeerfarm, & more). On the 23rd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Posio to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

5
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi online route planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi. July in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Kukkolankoski, Halti
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Saana ©
Saana
Halti ©
Halti

5
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, & more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kilpisjarvi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. You will leave for Levi on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Kittila (Snow Village, Taatsin seita, & more). On the 6th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction & Salla Ski Resort) and Sodankyla (Luosto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Salla, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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