12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Kemi
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Levi is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Levi. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -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 lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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