14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Valletta - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akaslompolo, with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are much hotter (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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