15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Levi

— 7 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Keimiotunturi Fell (in Muonio) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Tue), trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Inari sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and get your bearings at Oodi Central Library.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in November, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.