44 days in Lapland Itinerary

44 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Alta, Bus to Enontekio
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Enontekio
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 7 nights
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Saariselka
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
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Enontekio

— 5 nights
Family-friendly places like Jyppyra lookout and Pyhakero will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Enontekio side-trips: Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Enontekio trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Enontekio is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Enontekio at 20°F and lows at 5°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Levi

— 7 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Enontekio to Levi. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:

Saariselka

— 7 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 9:

Pyhatunturi

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi itinerary tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 12°F during the day and -2°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

Kemi

— 6 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Attractions like Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tornio (Nordic Safaris & Tornio Golf) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). Next up on the itinerary: tour along fresh powder with Kemi SnowCastle, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pyhatunturi in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around 20°F and lows are around 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 11 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Eeron Polku Trail, &more) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 16°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — Feb 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.