18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, thensteep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shopfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Shop till you drop at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Akaslompolo Sportshop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and The National Museum of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kansallisgalleria and Okra. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Digelius Music, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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