8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Safaris will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Snowman World Igloo Hotel and Marttiini Store Old Factory. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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1
night
Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 20th (Thu), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luosto online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -17°C in Luosto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 21st (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning app.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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1
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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 23rd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi journey planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.