8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto travel site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Luosto is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi visit planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 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 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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