14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arktikum will thrill your kids. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, have fun at Angry Birds Park, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey maker website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will enjoy Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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.