5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manchester


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour website .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luosto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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