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

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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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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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 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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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 Katajanokka. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Linden Esplanade. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

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Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.