15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Bus
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Levi
— 2 nights
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool.

You can take a bus from Kemi to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Ranua

— 2 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ranua: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Syote National Park (in Syote). There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranua trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ranua in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Enjoy Helsinki some more: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ranua to Helsinki in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.