13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip site .

Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Action Park, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ivalo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ivalo, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Saariselka
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Ivalo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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