7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 23rd (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Luosto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Luosto to be cooler, temps between -8°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip 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 up 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 ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
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 26th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time 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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