14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Luosto
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka attractions website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

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Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto visit planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Luosto sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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