8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Yllas Ski Resort and Safaris. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.