21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
5
Salla
— 1 night
6
Luosto
— 2 nights

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Forestry Museum of Lapland and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Christmas House Santa. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see the top attractions with Feelapland, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo
Safaris

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Samiland and Levi Huskypark. Escape the urban bustle at Kids' Land and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Kittila--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour planning site.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Samiland ©
Samiland
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Angry Birds Activity Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). It doesn't end there: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, thencontemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Plan my trip to Salla with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 12th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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