27 days in Lapland Itinerary

27 days in Lapland Itinerary

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27 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Enontekio
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kemi road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida, & more). On the 4th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker app .

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, Saariselka is little chillier than Kemi - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Plan my day in Luosto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salla sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and then don't miss a visit to Pyhakero. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Jyppyra lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Enontekio trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Salla to Enontekio with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Kittila (The Sarestoniemi Museum & Taatsin seita). On the 13th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning tool .

Getting from Enontekio to Levi by bus takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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