12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Luosto

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get outside with Seven Fells Up, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo itinerary planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Levi

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 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Samiland, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Museums, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 22nd (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Hietaranta Beach. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki, Teijo national park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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