18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Luxembourg City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimiotunturi Fell) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 31st (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip site .

Getting from Luosto to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village, Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 2nd (Fri), get outside with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Inari are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

7
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately 1h 20 min away. Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Stromforsin ruukki
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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