10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— Few hours
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luosto travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Luosto is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In August, Luosto is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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Akaslompolo

On the 26th (Sun), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip builder.

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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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 27th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari travel website.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

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.