14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, thenstop by Sampo Icebreaker, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Lappi Areena. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You've now added Lapland Safaris Yllas to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Yllas and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Safaris Yllas ©
Lapland Safaris Yllas
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Winter Laser World - Levi has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kids' Land and Icekarting Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Winter Laser World - Levi ©
Winter Laser World - Levi
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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