9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kittila road trip site .

You can drive from Luosto to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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