15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safartica Yllas and Sarestoniemi Museum. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip website.

Brize Norton, UK to Levi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brize Norton in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planning tool.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Posio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Pelkosenniemi

— 1 night
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Posio to Pelkosenniemi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Saariselka Reindeer Farm, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online travel planner.

Drive from Pelkosenniemi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Moomin Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sara Hilden Art Museum and Finlayson Area. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

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.