18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Bodrum City

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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.
Visiting Safaris and Tatuka Reindeerfarm will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Bodrum City, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bodrum City to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bodrum City in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

1
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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Bliss Adventure, then see Lapland Safaris, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

3
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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.
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and get the adrenaline pumping with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Seven Fells Up and Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris will get you outdoors. Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 7th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

6
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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Kymi Church & Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Artisaani, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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.