18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Cape Breton Island
Fly:  25​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney, Cape Breton Island

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Canada to Kittila is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Kittila: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

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
Inari

Inari ©
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sodankyla road trip planning tool .

Getting from Inari to Sodankyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Sodankyla, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salla online day trip planner .

Getting from Sodankyla to Salla by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Tornio Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Pyha-Luosto National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Kemi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tornio Church
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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