8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  30​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

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Safaris

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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