13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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 27th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka route maker website.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Saariselka are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Central Railway Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Heureka (in Vantaa) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.