18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

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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.
Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ylitornio to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Bodrum City, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bodrum City to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bodrum City in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get all the equipment you need at 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 · Parks

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Off-Road Tour
Lapland Safaris
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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3

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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 58 minutes 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 · Winter Sports · Parks

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.5

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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 · Adventure · Winter Sports

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Must see
Seven Fells Up
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Kotka (Kymi Church & Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti). 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 take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

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.

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