10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in March, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°F and 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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