16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's lots more to do: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Otsamo Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.