10 days in Lapland, Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland, Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Jamsa
— 1 night
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marttiini Store Old Factory and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in March: high temperatures in Turku hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Jamsa

— 1 night
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Himos Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jamsa trip builder website.

Getting from Turku to Jamsa by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Jamsa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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