16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
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Posio
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website.

Hannover, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hannover to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in July: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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 12th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi travel planner.

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Posio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In July in Posio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the top attractions with Feelapland, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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