11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Valletta - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kittila trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kittila in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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.