13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Salla
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Taidekoti Kirpila. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, stop by Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 16th (Mon): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salla road trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Salla takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take a memorable tour with Feelapland. On the next day, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenexamine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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