12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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