8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Bristol

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Luosto is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online holiday planner.

Take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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