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
Fly
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): visit Sampo Icebreaker, then get engrossed in the history at 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 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · 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.