16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  12​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Market Hall, Tallink and Silja Line - Cruises, Kamppi Shopping Centre, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Senate Square ©
Senate Square
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer, Arctic Circle Husky Park and Ranua Zoo. Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Snowman World Igloo Hotel will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online visit planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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 Santa Claus Reindeer ©
Santa Claus Reindeer
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 13th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lapland Safaris Saariselka as well as Northern Lights Riders.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Northern Lights Riders
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Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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