13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + Subway:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. 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 Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 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 find more things to do, reviews, ratings, 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

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
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.
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.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka route maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 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 Nature Winter Sports
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Ahvenisto and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in November, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, The Parola Armour Museum, Ahvenisto, Inkoon kirkko, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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