18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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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 Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ylitornio to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday builder.

Bodrum City, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bodrum City in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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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

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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 LuontoLoma Pro Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center (in Inari) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ivalo). There's more to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

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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 Levi Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

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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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and The Esplanadi Park. 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

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

Side Trips

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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.