13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
On the 10th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off 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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor some retail therapy. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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