16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Eeron Polku Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Hiidenkirnut. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eeron Polku Trail, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 23rd (Sun), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luosto to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.
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4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. 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.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

4
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.
Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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