49 days in Lapland Itinerary

49 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Enontekio
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 14 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 15th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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Edinburgh, UK to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:

Enontekio

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Enontekio: Kilpisjarvi (The Three Nations' Border Point & Saana) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Enontekio trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Levi to Enontekio with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Enontekio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. You'll set off for Saariselka on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Saariselka

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Saariselka. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

Pyhatunturi

— 8 nights
Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online route builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 10:

Kemi

— 7 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Nordic Safaris (in Tornio) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). Spend the 13th (Thu) immersed in the historical opulence at Kemi SnowCastle. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Perameren Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and stroll through Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, with highs in Kemi at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 14 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Arctic Emotions Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 31:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.