11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday site.

Portland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then get a dose of the wild on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi route tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Raseborg (Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen & Raseborg Castle). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in March, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

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.