8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Luosto

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

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luosto online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 31st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): gain insight at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi route 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, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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