43 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

43 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Helsinki
— 13 nights
Fly to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Drive to Tornio
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Tornio
— 2 nights
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Pello
— 2 nights
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Kolari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Pelkosenniemi
— 2 nights
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Posio
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
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Helsinki

— 13 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and take a memorable drive along King's Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 5:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): cast your line with Nordic Safaris and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then laugh and play at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tornio trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Tornio. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Tornio to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Pello

— 2 nights
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. On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Ski Resort Ritavalkea and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Soulmate Huskies.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pello online visit planner.

Drive from Tornio to Pello in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tornio in January; daily highs in Pello reach -12°C and lows reach -20°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolari.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Kolari

— 1 night
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures.

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Traveling by car from Pello to Kolari takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around -12°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kolari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
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Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi travel route planner.

You can drive from Kolari to Levi in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker site.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pelkosenniemi takes 2.5 hours. January in Pelkosenniemi sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Posio itinerary maker website.

Getting from Pelkosenniemi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Posio sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 10 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 3:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.