8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  31​h
Levi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Levi is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

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Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salla online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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