13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ice Karting Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka route builder website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Winter Sports

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Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

5
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.
Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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