22 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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22 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
6
Inari
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Eeron Polku Trail in Pello, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Eeron Polku Trail
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi trip maker app .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Kemi sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. On the next day, head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and have fun at Kid's Land.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari trip builder site .

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 June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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