14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Bangkok


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 Porvoo Old Town. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to 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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi day trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train 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
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Feelapland and LAURI. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Trails
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Lapland Safaris Yllas has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Yllas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Winter Laser World - Levi has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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