21 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

21 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Pello
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 4 nights
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour site.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Pello

Pello ©
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial and then look for all kinds of wild species at Soulmate Huskies. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pello trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pello in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Pello is little chillier at night with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Soulmate Huskies ©
Soulmate Huskies

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get your game on at Kids' Land, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi online trip planner.

Drive from Pello to Levi in 2.5 hours. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wingrens Dogsafaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour planning app.

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto Adventures, Arctic Husky Farm
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arctic Husky Farm ©
Arctic Husky Farm
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Juutua Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Esplanadi Park, see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dive Finland Oy
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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