12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip 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. Traveling from Singapore in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -9°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then have fun at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -19°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral