12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip site.

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 to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi visit planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Inari

— 2 nights
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 25th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip website.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.