9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 27th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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