14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Kittila
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 9 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Marttiini Senaatintori. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kittila in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.