8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

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

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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