18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Berlin, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Pyhatunturi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Posio day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 05 min away.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online tour planner .

You can drive from Posio to Levi in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Seven Fells Up
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lemmenjoki National Park and Siida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online vacation planner .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Arboretum Mustila. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Castle Hill (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Teijo National Park, Nuuksio National Park, Castle Hill
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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