12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, and then meet the residents at Feelapland. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
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 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Riimikko, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenkirnut
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Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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