8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Napapiirin Porofarmi and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Happy Fox, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of 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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Adventure

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take a tour by water with Lucky Ranch.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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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. On the 6th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, look for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.