10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey builder app.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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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 - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 29°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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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 15th (Fri), stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 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) early enough to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 16th (Sat), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can 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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