10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip planning website .

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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