11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajosfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida and Otsamo Fell. Change things up with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jalavan Kauppa and Ruka. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Posio and see Pentik Hill, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo vacation planner.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Artisaani ©
Artisaani

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