11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5- 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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Explore hidden gems such as Gold Prospector Museum and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks 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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salla itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 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) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planning site.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can 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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