7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kemi holiday builder website .

London, UK to Kemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kemi. Traveling from London in January, things will get much colder in Kemi: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 7th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salla trip planning site .

You can drive from Kemi to Salla in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kemi in January, with highs in Salla at -11°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Sat), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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