9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Auttikongas ©
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office


Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip maker site .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church


Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Inari in Inari (about 54 minutes away). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ivalo online attractions planner .

Drive from Kemi to Ivalo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inari, Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel


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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ivalo to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ivalo in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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