12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Kids' Land and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be warmer, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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