12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour builder app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Snow Village, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Levi tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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