16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madrid

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 9th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary tool .

Madrid, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Luosto, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. On your second day here, head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo road trip planning website .

Drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Inari sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. Get in touch with nature at Santalahti Nature Trail and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Linden Esplanade). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Teijo national park, Arboretum Mustila, Fagervik Museum, Porvoo Old Town
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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