20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Samiland and Sarestoniemi Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Sydney, Australia to Levi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Levi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Levi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip maker.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip maker site.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Do your shopping at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. 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 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.