13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— Few hours
Fly
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

6
nights
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.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

few
hours
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 photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
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 reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner.

Traveling by 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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

few
hours
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.

Find out how to plan Luosto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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.
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Lapland travel guide

4
Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.