12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 21st (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo holiday tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks

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Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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