12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  33​h
1
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Siida, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Inari is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Enontekio, Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Church of Sodankyla, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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