42 days in Lapland Itinerary

42 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Kemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Muonio
— 5 nights
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Karesuvanto
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 10 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Village. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kemi Church and Tornio Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Take a break from Kemi with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: visit Sampo Icebreaker and admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. You will leave for Levi on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

5
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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Get outdoors at Safaris and Konijanka Petting Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Muonio to Akaslompolo to see Akaslompolo Sportshop about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Muonio trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Karesuvanto.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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Karesuvanto

Karesuvanto ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Enontekio Church and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jyppyra lookout and Halti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karesuvanto: Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Karesuvanto trip builder app.

Drive from Muonio to Karesuvanto in 1.5 hours. In January in Karesuvanto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Karesuvanto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Halti ©
Halti

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Karesuvanto to Saariselka in 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and Paikanselan Taistelualue. Take a break from the city and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Riisitunturi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In January in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 28:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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