9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + 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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then go deep underground 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, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Luosto is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get colder in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks 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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Luosto to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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