14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + 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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Salla is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Salla to be colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

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Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

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.
On the 25th (Wed), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Bellevue Beach and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Beach Mansikkalahti (in Kotka). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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