43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  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
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
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 + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Pyhatunturi. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Pyhatunturi to be colder, temps between -8°C and -17°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

5
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

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Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote Ski & Nature Resort
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Ski Resort Suomutunturi and Salla Ski Resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Posio to Salla in 2 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Urho Kekkonen National Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough 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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giewont Husky Adventures and Keimiotunturi Fell. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Taatsin seita in Kittila--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Konijanka Petting Zoo and Pakasaivo. Visiting Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Step out of Kemi to go to Tornio and see Tornio Golf, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. There's lots more to do: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

Plan my trip to Kemi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with highs in Kemi at -7°C and lows at -16°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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.
Visiting Safaris and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to 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
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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