13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 22nd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 26th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kemi journey maker tool .

Drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saariselka in December since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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