25 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

25 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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25 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rennes
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Rennes

8
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 find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Rennes, France to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Rennes in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Posio. In June, Posio is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

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

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, and finally fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, & more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saariselka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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