10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and visit Katajanokka.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey builder app.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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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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 see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner.

Fly 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 drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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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 ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 · Wildlife · Tours
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, 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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.