20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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20 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Levi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Kittila (Snow Village & Sarestoniemi Museum) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Levi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Levi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Levi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Muonio, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
For shopping fun, head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop or The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 1 hour away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

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 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perameren Kansallispuisto, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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