11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Manchester

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Museums
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). On the 30th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip website .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

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Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 3rd (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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Ice Karting Levi

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