15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luosto journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Luosto, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
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 26th (Sun), make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Shopping Parks
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

7
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Aleksis Kiven syntymakoti in Nurmijarvi, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, shop like a local with Flamingo Entertainment Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Home of Aleksis Kivi, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

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