8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Levi
— 1 day
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 1 day
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker website.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Luosto

— 1 night
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 (Mon): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luosto online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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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.