15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luosto online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
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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.