12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planner .

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. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 20th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in March since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then identify plant and animal life at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 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

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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 23rd (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then examine the collection at Siida. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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