22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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22 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  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
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luosto
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Perth

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, stop by Lapland Forestry Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kemi tour itinerary website .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -15°C. You'll set off for Levi on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 30th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida in Inari--about 1h 05 min away. On the 3rd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luosto vacation 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. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Salla Ski Resort, Luosto
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Luosto ©
Luosto

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