13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Kemijarvi
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Napapiirin Porofarmi. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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

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Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Kemijarvi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla) and Kuusamo (Kiutakongas Rapids, Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kemijarvi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Kemijarvi by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kemijarvi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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