10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Oulu at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Wed), get outside with Safartica Yllas and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.