8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Midland

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool .

Midland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Midland - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Casinos Fun & Games Nightlife
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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