15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
5
Ranua
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
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 °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
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 °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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.
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, thenmake 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 drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 °C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Historic Sites
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ranua: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski), Syote National Park (in Syote) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). 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

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Syote National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, 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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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