7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto online trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to Luosto is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. In December, Luosto is colder than Cape Town - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

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

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), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning tool .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), 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 get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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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