10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.