12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Juutua Nature Trail in Inari, approximately Inari away. 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 explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, 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 flight. 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 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 ©
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 Seven Fells Up. Step out of the city life by going to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Jemes Sport. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Sodankyla to see Church of Sodankyla about 1h 35 min away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 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 Trails

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Church of Sodankyla, Seven Fells Up, 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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Mannerheim Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna 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 (Turku Castle & Turku City Library). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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. 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, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle