8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Akaslompolo is an approximately 25-hour flight. In March, Akaslompolo is much colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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 11th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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