11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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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 29th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Luosto is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.