16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Moomin Snowcastle. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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 -6°C and lows are around -13°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 · Fun & Games
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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, then fly 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 -6°C during the day and -15°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 · Adventure

Side Trip

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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 S:t Paulus Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Saariselka Bowling). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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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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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Nuuksio National Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. 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 · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Spas

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