15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 24th (Tue), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luosto road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka route planner.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Sat), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo route planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi tour builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.