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
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 4 nights
6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenkirnut 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

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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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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.
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

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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

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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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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.
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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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. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. There's more to do: get outside with Lake Inari and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

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

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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

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Helsinki

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 Arboretum Mustila and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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