14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Copenhagen - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. On the 8th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Luosto

Luosto
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Luosto, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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