8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo route maker app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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