5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Train to Manchester, Fly to Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne



— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.