8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Melbourne - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. When in Kittila, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 1h 05 min away. On the 7th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kittila holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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