15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Darwin
Fly:  28​h
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
Darwin

4
days
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Auttikongas. Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

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Darwin, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Darwin to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Darwin in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Safaris
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SantaPark
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Santa Claus Village

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

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Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Kemi in December, with lows around -15°C. You'll set off for Levi on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
days
Levi

Levi ©
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kid's Land. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

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You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Church of Sodankyla

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