14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Luosto Adventures & Kopara Reindeer Park). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and then take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey maker app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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