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
Drive
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
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 · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. When in Posio, make a side trip to see Syote National Park in Syote, approximately Syote away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Posio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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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.
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 · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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.