22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Perth

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kemi is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Sampo Icebreaker, find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kemi in December since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -15°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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.
Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 56 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get your game on at Saariselka Bowling, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Luosto (in Sodankyla). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. It doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Salla Ski Resort, Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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