15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

York, UK to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Pyhatunturi is cooler than York - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get a taste of local nightlife at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salla vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka route website .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Kid's Land, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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