16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Hiidenkirnut. Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Eeron Polku Trail in Pello, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, 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

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Highlights from your trip

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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 photos, ratings, 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.
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Highlights from your trip

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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. 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 maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday site.

You can fly 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

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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.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · 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.