8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Sodankyla
— Few hours
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sodankyla travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Sodankyla dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

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Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Levi takes 2 hours. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (37°F), and nights are much hotter (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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