29 days in Lapland Itinerary

29 days in Lapland Itinerary

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29 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Enontekio
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Luosto. 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 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salla day trip tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Riisitunturi National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Enontekiö is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland with approx. Get out of town with these interesting Enontekio side-trips: Saana (in Kilpisjarvi) and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Halti and pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Enontekio tour planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Inari to Enontekio in 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Enontekio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saana, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
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 in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

You can take a bus from Enontekio to Levi in 3 hours. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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