18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 15th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online vacation planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, Pyhatunturi is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 18th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

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

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inari road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along 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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
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. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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