17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Taiga Colors. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Room Escape Games

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ice Karting Levi and Giewont Husky Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then have fun at Action Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Helsinki

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, make a trip to Senate Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website .

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heureka
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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