22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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22 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  29​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Akaslompolo are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

4
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Pyhakero) and Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kongas, Kittila, Enontekio, Keimiotunturi Fell
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luosto attractions planner.

Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Kemi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and Auttikongas. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Korouoma Canyon in Posio, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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