10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Muonio
— 1 night
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 1 night

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Pyhatunturi.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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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 27th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. February in Levi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Levi to Muonio by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

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Saariselka

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 2nd (Sat), fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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