21 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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21 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: Bangkok


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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Teijo national park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Teijo national park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inari attractions tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in June; daily highs in Inari reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi itinerary builder .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can 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
Safaris

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Posio day trip app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Posio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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