14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 19th (Thu), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salla itinerary planning site .

Mumbai, India to Salla is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Salla to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. On the 21st (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip tool .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take a memorable tour with Feelapland. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Mansikkalahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Fagervik Museum, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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