21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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21 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Levi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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 out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Kids' Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Levi is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Levi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Popular historic sites such as Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

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

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

11
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Maupertuis Memorial in Pello, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maupertuis Memorial
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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