11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chongqing
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  20 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h
End: Chongqing

1
night
Rovaniemi

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 18- hour combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or 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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
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 take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. 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 Winter Sports Fun & Games
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 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

Winter Sports Nature Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; 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 Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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