10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Levi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Kuching, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuching to Rovaniemi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuching in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Levi

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 (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.