19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Levi
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Saariselka
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Kemi
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Löyly Helsinki, Sibelius Monument and Lux Helsinki. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums
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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 24th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Icebreaker Sampo has been added to your itinerary.

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You can take a bus from Saariselka to Kemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kemi, with lows around -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

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.