18 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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18 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
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 Spas & Wellness and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Aurlahti Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, learn more about the world around you at Finnish Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 22nd (Sat), have fun at Action Park and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -7°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Sodankyla and The Sarestoniemi Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 29th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Church of Sodankyla, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Pilke Science Centre. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a bus from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy