13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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 10th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. May in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning website .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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