10 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


1
night
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 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mielakka Ski Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Kouvola sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kotka
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1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip tool .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kouvola to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in April; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
On the 6th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 8th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary site .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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