21 days in Lapland, Suomussalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Lapland, Suomussalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Simo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Suomussalmi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Moscow

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Posio to see Korouoma Canyon about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planning tool.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moscow in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

2
nights
Kittila

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. On the 7th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kittila online itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru. On the next day, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luosto holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Luosto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Luosto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Simo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Simo

Simo ©
On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Simo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Simo takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Simo

Wildlife Parks
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

4
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Venture out of the city with trips to Boreal Wildlife Centre (in Kuhmo) and Kuusamo (Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre & Julma Olkky). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and don't miss a visit to The Silent People.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Suomussalmi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Simo to Suomussalmi takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Boreal Wildlife Centre
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Riverside Park). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder site.

Explore your travel options from Suomussalmi to Helsinki with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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