8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Ivalo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

3
nights
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida, Otsamo Fell, & more) and Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka). On the 12th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ivalo trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Ivalo with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Ivalo: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ivalo to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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