13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

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.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. 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

Nature Parks
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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.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, 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.

For 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.

To see ratings, reviews, 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 Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. The adventure continues: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to 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 Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Didrichsen Art Museum, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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