8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Exeter

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner .

Exeter, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Exeter to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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. On the 29th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit 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 enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kittila online trip builder .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Kittila is little chillier at night with lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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