11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then have fun at Kid's Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila day trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kittila is an approximately 25-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Kittila reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Muonio road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kittila to Muonio by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Muonio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey planner .

Getting from Muonio to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Feelapland and LAURI. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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