12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Ivalo
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ivalo trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Ivalo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Ivalo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Ivalo is colder than Singapore - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ivalo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Kids will enjoy Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Taatsin seita in Kittila, about 1h 30 min away.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Saariselka is just a stone's throw from Ivalo. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Office. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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