17 days in Lapland, Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Lapland, Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Windhoek to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in January, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Safaris
4.8
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
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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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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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. On the 6th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luosto in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Must see
Rovaniemi Church
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Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visit Salgrund Pilot Station and Lakeuden Risti Church for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hietasaaren uimaranta and Mustasaaren kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Isokyro (Kyr0 Distillery Company & Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stundars Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi, and look and learn at Meteoriihi.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa day trip site.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Stundars Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Katajanokka ©
Must see
Katajanokka
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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