59 days in Lapland Itinerary

59 days in Lapland Itinerary

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59 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Posio
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salla
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Saariselka
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sodankyla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Levi
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akaslompolo
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Tatuka Palvelut
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

7
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Discover out-of-the-way places like Sampo Icebreaker and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Go for a jaunt from Kemi to Tornio to see Tornio Golf about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Kemi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. You will leave for Posio on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf

7
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Step off the beaten path and head to Pentik Hill and Korouoma Canyon. When in Posio, make a side trip to see Syote National Park in Syote, approximately 1h 10 min away.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Posio driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Kemi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, Posio is little chillier than Kemi - with highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toSalla.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Syote
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

7
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salla trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Posio to Salla takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. You'll set off for Saariselka on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

8
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida, Juutua Nature Trail, & more). On the 31st (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Pyhatunturi and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Pyhatunturi), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Orbas Reindeer Farm (in Meltaus). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto and trek along Pyha-Nattanen Fell.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sodankyla day trip planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Sodankyla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toLevi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyhatunturi, Orbas Reindeer Farm, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

7
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Kid's Land and The Sarestoniemi Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Enontekio Church and Samiland. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Enontekio (Pyhakero & Jyppyra lookout) and Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio). On the 20th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker website .

Drive from Sodankyla to Levi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Enontekio, Kittila, Keimiotunturi Fell, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

6
nights
Akaslompolo

Do some cultural sightseeing at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. When in Akaslompolo, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 32 minutes away.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo visit planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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