16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will enjoy Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari & Juutua Nature Trail). There's more to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Levi

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 18th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then stroll through Luosto Adventures.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi planner.

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Helsinki

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get your game on at True VR, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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