16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Kittila
— 1 night
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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. On the 23rd (Mon), bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila tour planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Kittila is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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. On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio day trip planning website.

Drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Muonio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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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.
Bring the kids along to Angry Birds Activity Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 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 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.