6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  32​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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