19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle of Kemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kemi itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tornio
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

2
nights
Saariselka

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi holiday builder app.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kongas, Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

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