10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— Few hours
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sodankyla road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sodankyla when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Levi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then have fun at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Levi takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Fun & Games Outdoors
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari route builder site.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannerheim Museum and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum