8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto sightseeing app .

Melbourne, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Luosto is minus 8 hours. In December, Luosto is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

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Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planning site .

Drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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