10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Levi
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ortodox Church Rovaniemi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
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Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla and then fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sodankyla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Sodankyla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sodankyla to Levi in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Fun & Games Winter Sports
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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.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°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 ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum