13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Salla
— 1 night
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the activities along Pakasaivo.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Inari, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip app.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip maker tool.

Getting from Salla to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pyhatunturi to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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