13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Posio
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): gain interesting insight with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Inari: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Posio trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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