12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  26​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Bandar Seri Begawan

2
days
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 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brunei Time (BNT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 18th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
days
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 19th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Siida.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums
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Siida ©
Siida

4
days
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much warmer, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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