13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Thu), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Nature, #Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luosto day trip tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 8th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip builder app .

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 9th (Sun), make a trip to Saana.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.
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Saana ©
Saana

3
days
Inari

Inari ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari journey planning app .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari is 1 hour. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm

5
days
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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colorsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Helsinki to go to Pernio and see Teijo national park, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and explore the world behind art at Didrichsen Art Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo national park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
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