13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Bangkok - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kittila day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kemi vacation planner .

Drive from Kittila to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
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.
Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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