14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  24​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Tatuka Palvelut. On the next day, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder site .

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Port of Spain in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Snow Village, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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 28th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salla to Helsinki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salla in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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