7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: New York City


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New York City in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip maker .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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