8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Singapore - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder app .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online attractions planner .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Artisaani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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