8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Manama

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manama in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
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 25th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi visit site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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