44 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

44 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
3
Posio
— 4 nights
4
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
5
Levi
— 5 nights
6
Muonio
— 4 nights
7
Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
8
Saariselka
— 4 nights
9
Helsinki
— 8 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kemi is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Posio.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Posio: Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Posio tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kemi to Posio in 3 hours. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get a bit cooler in Posio: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will leave for Pyhatunturi on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Ski Resort, Paikanselan Taistelualue, &more), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi vacation site.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 2nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planning app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

4
nights
Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Change things up with these side-trips from Muonio: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Akaslompolo (Safaris, Konijanka Petting Zoo, &more). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Muonio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Levi to Muonio in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

4
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Go for a jaunt from Kilpisjarvi to Enontekio to see Halti about 44 minutes away.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Kilpisjarvi in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In January, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer than Muonio - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Saana ©
Saana
Halti ©
Halti

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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 out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip app.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka. In January, Saariselka is little chillier than Kilpisjarvi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ritari-areena (in Hameenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ritari-areena, Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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