11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Portland


1
night
Rovaniemi

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

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Portland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is cooler than Portland - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

2
nights
Levi

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 29th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Paavolan Tammi. Step out of Helsinki to go to Raseborg and see Raseborg Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in March, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°F and 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Paavolan Tammi, Stromforsin ruukki
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Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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