26 days in Lapland Itinerary

26 days in Lapland Itinerary

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26 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 7 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of Kemi to go to Tornio and see Tornio Golf, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and identify plant and animal life at Perameren Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kemi trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toAkaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

5
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kids will enjoy Kids' Land and Levi Huskypark. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Kittila (Snow Village & Giewont Husky Adventures), Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Inghams Mini Husky Experience, & more) and Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kemi in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

7
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Taatsin seita, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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