9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions app.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Inari

— 1 night
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 (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Levi

— 1 night
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 13th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.