6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester



— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 29th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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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.