12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Ivalo
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

few
hours
Ivalo

Ivalo
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ivalo day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Ivalo. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Ivalo hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toLevi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 22nd (Sat), make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Ivalo to Levi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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nights
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 24th (Mon): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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