16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Luosto
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

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 Pilke Science Centre and Rovaniemi Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

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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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
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Luosto

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

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
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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 (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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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Inari

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.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Inari trip simple and quick.

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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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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 The National Museum of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sibelius Monument. 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. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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