12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 21st (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Feelapland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 23rd (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online tour planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
On the 25th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online route planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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