8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Kids' Land, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 11th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.