13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Thu), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luosto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 9th (Sun), make a trip to Saana.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kilpisjarvi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Taiga Colors, and see the interesting displays at Didrichsen Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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