15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Luosto. In December, Luosto is colder than Sydney - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida, & more). On the 26th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder site .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, 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 see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 30th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kemi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online route planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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