16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  30​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

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. On the 23rd (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila travel itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Kittila is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
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. On the 25th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Muonio trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Kittila to Muonio with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll explore and learn at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muonio to Saariselka. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salla trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Salla. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salla to Rovaniemi. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. 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

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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