9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Saariselka--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour builder.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.