13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kittila
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning app.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Kittila to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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. On the 5th (Wed), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
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To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris ©
Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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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 exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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