15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kopara Reindeer Park and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Go for a jaunt from Luosto to Sodankyla to see Church of Sodankyla about 34 minutes away.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 14°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. Change things up with a short trip to Inari Reindeerfarm in Inari (about 1h 05 min away).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Fun & Games, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get outdoors at Seven Fells Up and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Scandinavian Adventures in Akaslompolo (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kittila holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kittila are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and German Soldier s Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Korundi House of Culture and Arktikum. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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