8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bristol

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 30th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Luosto is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning tool .

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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