43 days in Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
2
Posio
— 5 nights
3
Salla
— 5 nights
4
Inari
— 5 nights
5
Levi
— 5 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
7
Kemi
— 5 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

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

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, 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 °C and °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 Korouoma Canyon and Pentik Hill. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio journey planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In December in Posio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, 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 °C during the day and °C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
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 Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Otsamo Fell and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari online tour builder.

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up 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:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Giewont Husky Adventures. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Taatsin seita in Kittila--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

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

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

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

4
nights
Akaslompolo

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

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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:
Highlights from your plan
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 34 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 °C and lows at °C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks 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
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. 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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