15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Luosto
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. 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

Nature · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Luosto

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

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luosto journey app.

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) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

Getting from Luosto to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Icekarting Levi
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 13th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Arktikum
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