12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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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.
On the 25th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 28th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kittila online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kittila are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To plan Saariselka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Visiting Kopara Reindeer Park and Luosto will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Ski Resort and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

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 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pyhatunturi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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.