13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  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
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 7.5 hours. Prepare for 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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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