16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and Rovaniemi Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Lake Inari. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop in Saariselka--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 8 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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.