18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ylitornio to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday builder.

Bodrum City, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bodrum City in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do sightseeing your way with Bliss Adventure, then see Lapland Safaris, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Lapland Safaris ©
Lapland Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and get the adrenaline pumping with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
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.
Visiting Seven Fells Up and Levi Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Wingrens Dogsafaris
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

6
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and Galerie Forsblom. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Kymi Church & Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Ankkapurha Cultural Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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