12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Saariselka is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in February, with highs in Saariselka at 22°F and lows at 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Church of Sodankyla. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Fells Up and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Jemes Sport about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku City Library (in Turku). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 33°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle