13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— Few hours
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be much colder, around -17°C, while days are slightly colder, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luosto are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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