12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Arctic Circle Mallfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Akaslompolo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, thengear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenshop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Artisaani. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Stockmann Department Store, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sello, Jumbo Shopping Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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