11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Yllas Ski Resort and Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at Kids' Land.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi route builder .

Manchester, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Levi. In December, Levi is much colder than Manchester - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Head to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and Hippupuoti Gift Shopfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then stroll through Salla Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Salla visit planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Explore hidden gems such as Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planning site .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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