16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore


2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Sun), explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Snow Village, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Ice Karting Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Luosto, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Lake Inari in Inari, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Lake Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

5
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.
Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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