13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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

Historic Sites · Museums
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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

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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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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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Lapland travel guide

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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.