15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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 5th (Sun): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary planning site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Levi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Levi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Levi to be colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Kittila.

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Taatsin seita, see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip itinerary builder app .

Kittila is just a short distance from Levi. In August, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning site .

Drive from Kittila to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for Saariselka on the 10th (Fri).

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Safaris

2
nights
Saariselka

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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