43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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43 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 5 nights
5
Levi
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Kemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Amethyst Mine Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyhatunturi: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Pyhatunturi is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Pyhatunturi at -8°C and lows at -17°C. You'll set off for Posio on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

5
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syote National Park and Pentik Hill. When in Posio, make a side trip to see Syote Ski & Nature Resort in Syote, approximately 1h 10 min away.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Posio itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Escape the urban bustle at Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's more to do: learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salla online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Posio to Salla in 1.5 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. You'll set off for Inari on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Lemmenjoki National Park and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Action Park).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari online road trip planner .

Drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Kid's Land. Venture out of the city with trips to Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio) and Taatsin seita (in Kittila). On the 13th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimiotunturi Fell, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Konijanka Petting Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yllas Ski Resort and Pakasaivo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo) and Snow Village (in Kittila).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Sampo Icebreaker and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tornio (Tornio Golf & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kemi online travel planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -7°C and lows are around -16°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tornio
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Rovaniemi City Library. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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