12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Salalah, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Salalah in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Family-friendly places like Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures will thrill your kids. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, admire all the interesting features of Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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.