8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Bristol 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.
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 find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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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.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, 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.
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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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
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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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 1st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get interesting insight from Tours, then browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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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 maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online holiday planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.