8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  17​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

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

Durham, UK to Inari is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in December, things will get colder in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route site .

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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