7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planning website.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luosto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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