43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Kemi
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Enontekio
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 7 nights
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Saariselka
— 7 nights
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Kemi

— 7 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Perameren Kansallispuisto. When in Kemi, make a side trip to see Tornio Golf in Tornio, approximately Tornio away. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip planner.

Vaasa to Kemi is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in December, expect Kemi to be little chillier, temps between -3°C and -11°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 4:

Pyhatunturi

— 7 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Pyhatunturi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue, Salla Ski Resort, &more), Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -22°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:

Enontekio

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilpisjarvi (Tsahkal Falls, Saana, &more) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Enontekio road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Enontekio. In January, daily temperatures in Enontekio can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:

Levi

— 7 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, &more) and Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Taatsin seita). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Levi. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:

Saariselka

— 7 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka route planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.