16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napapiirin Porofarmi and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

2
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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 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, thenfly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi tour website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka Bowling. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Johannes Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: highs in Helsinki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Spas

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