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), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough 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

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Trails
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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. On the 26th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

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

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luosto are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. 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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