11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To plan Pelkosenniemi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pelkosenniemi is an approximately 23-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Pelkosenniemi at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip website .

Drive from Pelkosenniemi to Salla in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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Saariselka

Saariselka
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): have fun at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Family-friendly places like Kid's Land and Levi Huskypark will thrill your kids. On the 19th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route maker tool .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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