11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step out of the city life by going to Poro Farmi and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
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.
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at Kids' Land.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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