7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

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 much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi day 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip builder site .

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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