9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
subway + Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Taipei


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 23rd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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