8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo road trip planning site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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.
On the 6th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi online trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

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

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari holiday builder .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally examine the collection at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Taiga Colors, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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