35 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

35 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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35 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  19​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Akaslompolo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi 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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to The Sarestoniemi Museum in Kittila--about 54 minutes away. On the 5th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida, Juutua Nature Trail, & more). On the 10th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker app .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla online day trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Salla to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kemi attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kemi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road, Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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