13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Inari
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planning website.

Milan, Italy to Inari is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Inari is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

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

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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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