10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and finally shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.