8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 24th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

Cleveland, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in March, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

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 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Inari in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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