13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip site.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi route builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip site.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.