8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
day
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 29th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online journey planner .

Bristol, UK to Levi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip site .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto journey maker tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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