13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Portland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Pakasaivo. Get in touch with nature at Konijanka Petting Zoo and Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Design Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Santalahti Nature Trail). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and stop by Ullanlinna.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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