15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel 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. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luosto, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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.