13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 12th (Thu): experience the excitement of Feelapland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Singapore - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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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.
On the 15th (Sun), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Levi takes 4 hours. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 17th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo in Jarvenpaa (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are warmer (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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