12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, & more).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Saariselka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach 22°F and lows reach 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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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 ©

3
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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Icekarting Levi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi travel planning site .

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Seven Fells Up, Jemes Sport, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Johannes Church. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku City Library). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 33°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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