18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and then meet the residents at Feelapland.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Tours Wildlife
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Posio road trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Levi
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 21st (Sat), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Muonio trip planning website .

Getting from Kittila to Muonio by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lemmenjoki National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Inari and Siida.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3 hours. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo national park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, cruise along King's Road, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Castle Hill, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenvuori
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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