9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 12th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kittila tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

You can fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kittila in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Lapland travel guide

4
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.