11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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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 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Chongqing, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Chongqing to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chongqing in July, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Fun & Games · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
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Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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.