13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kemijarvi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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 the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Salla Ski Resort and Korouoma Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemijarvi: Kuusamo (Kiutakongas Rapids, Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, & more), Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kemijarvi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kemijarvi takes 3 hours. In December in Kemijarvi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Salla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Korouoma Canyon
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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