8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Manchester

2
days
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. On the 24th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kittila holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Kittila is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Kittila, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kittila is much colder than Manchester - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

#Adventure, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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

3
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
days
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
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Santa Claus Village

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