9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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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. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get outside with Lake Inari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

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 5th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Helsinki on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in September, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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.