15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In March, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Zurich - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Ruijanpolku Trail). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Pyhatunturi, then take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and finally shake up your sightseeing with Bliss Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi vacation planning website.

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Levi in March since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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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, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

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.