8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Bristol

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

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.