8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing website .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Inari at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip website .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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