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

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day
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 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip builder tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Luosto is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -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, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

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You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then 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. On your second day here, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can 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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