42 days in Lapland Itinerary

42 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Kemi
— 5 nights
3
Levi
— 5 nights
4
Muonio
— 5 nights
5
Karesuvanto
— 4 nights
6
Saariselka
— 5 nights
7
Pyhatunturi
— 10 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Rovaniemi Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safaris and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 7.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

5
nights
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 °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for Levi on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Sarestoniemi Museum. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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 °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Sarestoniemi Museum
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

5
nights
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 Keimiotunturi Fell. Change things up with these side-trips from Muonio: Akaslompolo (Konijanka Petting Zoo & Akaslompolo Sportshop). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

4
nights
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 °C during the day and °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

Enontekio, Kilpisjarvi
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Halti ©
Halti

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saariselka, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Karesuvanto to Saariselka in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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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

10
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Popular historic sites such as Paikanselan Taistelualue and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyhatunturi: Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu), Posio (Riisitunturi National Park, Korouoma Canyon, &more) and Salla Ski Resort (in Salla). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. January in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Posio, Salla, Luosto, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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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