16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 17th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kittila trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Kittila is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kittila is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Kittila at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting 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 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). On the 22nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner .

Getting from Muonio to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salla trip builder app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In December in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get in touch with nature at Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

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

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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