16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and Rovaniemi Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Lake Inari. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop in Saariselka--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Helsinki

— 8 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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo (in Turku). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.