15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Train to Venezia Mestre, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 9 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally have fun at Angry Birds Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Ancona, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ancona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Ancona in May, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (12°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Levi

— 9 nights
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 these side-trips from Levi: Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Taatsin seita), Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Pakasaivo, &more) and Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout). Spend the 11th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 19:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

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.