8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
day
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo vacation maker site .

Manchester, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manchester in February: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 10th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, gain insight at Kid's Land, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through 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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip site .

Getting from Levi to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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