11 days in Lapland, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
2
Enontekio
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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 5th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
You've now added Hetta Huskies to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then see the winter wonderland with Hetta Huskies. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Enontekio sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Enontekio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Enontekio: highs are around -6°C and lows about -14°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Enontekio

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kilpisjarvi
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Hetta Huskies ©
Hetta Huskies
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Enontekio to Levi takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toAkaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Museums
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1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, then find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park, and then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Joensuu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Akaslompolo in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -8°C in Joensuu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Joensuu in February since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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