8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi. Traveling from London in December, expect Levi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 26th (Thu), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla tour planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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