30 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

30 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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30 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Inari
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
Honolulu, Oahu

12
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.
Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Forssa Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Linden Esplanade, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday app .

Honolulu, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Helsinki, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Sello, Bellevue Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
days
Inari

Inari ©
Explore hidden gems such as Siida and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, & more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Inari reach 27°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Sarestoniemi Museum and Ice Karting Levi. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, The Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
day
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sodankyla road trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Sodankyla in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sodankyla can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

1
day
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sodankyla to Salla in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites
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4
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kemi Church and Tornio Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Lapland Forestry Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planning site .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tornio, Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Kemi Church
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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