10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 2nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.