8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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 1st (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to 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
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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