16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

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 difference when traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Snow Village (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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