10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 25th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Inari to Luosto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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