11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Luosto
— 2 nights

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 27th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kids' Land and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giewont Husky Adventures and Levi Huskypark. Spend the 30th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

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Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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