8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Houston


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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 17th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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