8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 8th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Luosto is minus 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Luosto at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ortodox Church Rovaniemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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