12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Luosto is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get colder in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Salla itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. On the 5th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Take a break from the city and head to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planning app .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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