13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
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 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, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, 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

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Saariselka

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 Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. 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 find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 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

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Kemi

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.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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 take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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