16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari & Juutua Nature Trail).

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online vacation maker .

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Isokuru and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Posio to see Korouoma Canyon about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Safaris
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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