13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  31​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip website .

Adelaide, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -8°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 26th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Adventure, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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