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
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Theme Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 18th (Tue), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi day trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Taiga Colors, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saariselka, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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