13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
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 Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 9th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, gain insight at Kid's Land, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish 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
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 13th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. 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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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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

Getting from Saariselka to Kemi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stop by LAURI.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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