8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: New York City

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 3rd (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°F by day to 14°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 5th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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 6th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 8th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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