11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jeju, Jeju Island
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Jeju, Jeju Island

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Jeju, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jeju to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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