10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Levi
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sodankyla trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Sodankyla are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Levi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

few
hours
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sodankyla to Levi. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Fun & Games Winter Sports
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

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 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Siida.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari sightseeing planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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