29 days in Lapland Itinerary

29 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Salla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
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 ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Step out of Luosto with an excursion to Museum - Gallery Alariesto in Sodankyla--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's more to do: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Luosto is minus 8 hours. In December, Luosto is cooler than Sydney - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Salla Ski Resort and Riisitunturi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue. Take a break from Salla with a short trip to Ski Resort Suomutunturi in Suomu, about 42 minutes away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salla visit planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Riisitunturi National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's more to do: get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip builder.

Getting from Salla to Inari by car takes about 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Enontekio Church and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Saana in Kilpisjarvi (about 1h 15 min away).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Enontekio holiday maker.

Getting from Inari to Enontekio by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -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

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Saana
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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 some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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

Traveling by bus from Enontekio to Levi takes 3.5 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) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Akaslompolo

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel route planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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