43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Vaasa
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Kemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  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. Take a break from the city and head to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Tornio Golf. 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 masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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.
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, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Fishing Charters & Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

7
nights
Pyhatunturi

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

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Pyhatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Luosto, Sodankyla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Riisitunturi National Park
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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 ©
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 the bus ride to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites Nature 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Sarkitunturi) and Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Taatsin seita). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Enontekio to Levi by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Kongas, Yllas Ski Resort
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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 ©
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, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

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

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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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