16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
5
Posio
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

5
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 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
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, thenhike 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 °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

2
nights
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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 °C during the day and °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 Korouoma Canyon. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Posio trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °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 Tours Theme Parks
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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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