15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Seven Fells Up, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Icekarting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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