13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Family-friendly places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's more to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Sat), stop by Sampo Icebreaker, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

Plan trip to Kemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kemi, with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route app.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.