18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In September, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than London - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Posio

— 2 nights
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: get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Posio are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pyhatunturi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Kittila

— 1 night
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): gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Planning Kittila trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Kittila in 2 hours. In September in Kittila, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Muonio

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner.

Drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Otsamo Fell. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari road trip website.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 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 · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and Hiidenvuori. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Castle Hill (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.