8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​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:  26​h
End: Chicago

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 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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SantaPark
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Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort
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Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Levi

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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort
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Ice Karting Levi

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