12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

On the 21st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi itinerary builder site.

Brisbane, Australia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 12°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In May in Salla, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi journey builder website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

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 28th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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.