21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 6 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Must see
Ranua Zoo
4.3

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

On the 23rd (Thu), shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then see Lapland Safaris, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Lapland Safaris ©
Off-Road Tour
Lapland Safaris
4.5

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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6
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 29th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip
Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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