8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planning tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

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 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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