12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kemi day trip app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 30th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi visit site .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. On the 3rd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Siida
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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