9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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.
On the 27th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online travel planner .

Drive from Salla to Levi in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Inari

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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