7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. Expect colder 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 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.