8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
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Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Midland

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Norman Travels and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Midland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Midland to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Tours
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Inari hover around 29°F and lows are around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Muonio are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI, then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pyhatunturi in March since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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