8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

Planning Levi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, look for all kinds of wild species at Norman Travels, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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