8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 17th (Mon): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip builder app.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from London to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luosto tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planning app.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.