13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
End: Perth

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Auttikongas. Escape the urban bustle at Pyhatunturi and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church, then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

Before you visit Muonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Muonio are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Enontekio Church
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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