15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): visit Sampo Icebreaker, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kemi online trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kemi is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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 30th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kittila, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Muonio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Muonio takes an hour. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Konijanka Petting Zoo, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Angry Birds Activity Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari route planning app.

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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