8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online itinerary planner .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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