13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 12th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Before you visit Saariselka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Wed), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere route builder website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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