Route & dates
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Levi— 3 nights
Helsinki— 5 nights
Thu, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 18
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Christmas House Santa and Arktikum will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rovaniemi Church and Santa Claus Village. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.
Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Step out of the city life by going to Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarestoniemi Museum and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo, approximately Akaslompolo away. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning app.
You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.
Things to do in Levi
Levi Huskypark, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Sarestoniemi Museum, Giewont Husky Adventures, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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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.Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.
Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park
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