18 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

5
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pyhan Laurin kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, thenrelax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Inari: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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