43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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43 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vaasa
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kemi
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Enontekio
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Saariselka
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Vaasa

7
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Tornio Golf. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kemi vacation planning app .

Vaasa to Kemi is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vaasa in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 4:
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Safaris
Fishing Charters & Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

7
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get outdoors at Salla Ski Resort and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction), Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio).

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Riisitunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

6
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Enontekio: Kilpisjarvi (Tsahkal Falls, Saana, & more) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Enontekio journey maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Enontekio. January in Enontekio sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

7
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 Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Scandinavian Adventures (in Akaslompolo), Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, & more) and Kittila (Snow Village & Taatsin seita). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip planner .

Getting from Enontekio to Levi by bus takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Kongas, Scandinavian Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

7
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, & more).

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder app .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 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 Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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