13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Paris

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Chennai (Madras) - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip builder app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Kittila: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

#Trails, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 5th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Angry Birds Activity Park, Wilderness Safaris Saariselka, Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka journey planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris ©
Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris

4
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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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