16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

On the 10th (Fri), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side 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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Museum of Finland and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums

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.