32 days in Lapland Itinerary

32 days in Lapland Itinerary

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32 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Kemi to Tornio to see The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. You will leave for Akaslompolo on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip app .

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -15°C in Akaslompolo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Saana. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point.

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You can drive from Levi to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In December, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.
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Saana ©
Saana

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 31st (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Change things up with a short trip to Riisitunturi National Park in Posio (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salla tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toLuosto.

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
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

9
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 out of town with these interesting Luosto side-trips: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla, Luosto, & more) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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