16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Hannover
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Hannover

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Hannover, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Keimiotunturi Fell
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. Go for a jaunt from Posio to Syote to see Syote National Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Posio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Poro Farmi. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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