8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Cape Town

2
days
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kittila is an approximately 26-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Kittila at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kittila

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
days
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luosto journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Luosto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
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Santa Claus Village
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