9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 day
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 6th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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Inari

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 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inari vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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Rovaniemi

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 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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Helsinki

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 11th (Tue): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally stop by Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

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.