13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. 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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Trails · Parks

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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 see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 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 · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; 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 · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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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.
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 photos, 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 · Shopping

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.