15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus or Marttiini Store Old Factory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 10th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Levi route planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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