17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  29​h
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Kemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Durban

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). On the 17th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Durban, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Durban in December, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 20th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kemi vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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