9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luosto online trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
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 admire the striking features of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inari online trip maker .

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

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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. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): 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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough 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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