24 days in Lapland Itinerary

24 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games 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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luosto: Salla Ski Resort (in Salla), Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_ski_the_day_away_in_the_pristine_settings_at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. It doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, Luosto is little chillier than Kemi - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Kids' Land and Levi Huskypark. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Saariselka Bowling, &more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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