18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  24​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, Pyhatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 18th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Nature Trails
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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