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:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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 9th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route maker site .

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Luosto is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip maker site .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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