9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

few
hours
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Levi at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online tour planner .

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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