24 days in Lapland Itinerary

24 days in Lapland Itinerary

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24 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 7 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi trip website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Salla Ski Resort (in Salla), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 22nd (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kemi in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
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 Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 23rd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kid's Land, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Getting from Luosto to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Saariselka Bowling, & more). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary 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 December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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