6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Cardiff

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner .

Cardiff, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cardiff to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in January, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kittila road trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kittila when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kittila

Adventure Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip website .

Drive from Kittila to Luosto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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