13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Saariselka tour app.

Singapore, Singapore to Saariselka is an approximately 24- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Saariselka. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Saariselka at -11°C and lows at -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku Castle (in Turku). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Turku Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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