13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel route planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Levi due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kemi holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough 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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