27 days in Lapland Itinerary

27 days in Lapland Itinerary

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27 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Kemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luosto attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of Salla with an excursion to Riisitunturi National Park in Posio--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. You'll set off for Saariselka on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 23rd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planner .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Take a break from Kilpisjarvi with a short trip to Halti in Enontekio, about 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in December; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 0°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Step out of Muonio with an excursion to Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December, things will get slightly colder in Muonio: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 31st (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Levi takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of Kemi to go to Tornio and see The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

Discover how to plan a Kemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Levi to Kemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Kemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -16°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Mon), get in on the family fun at SantaPark, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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