8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
London

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler 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 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online route planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 8th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi attractions website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
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Snow Village

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