11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Luosto is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Luosto to be much colder, temps between -8°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Levi

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.