5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + bus:  5​h
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. On the next day, gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker website .

Helsinki to Akaslompolo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Winter Sports

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Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

1
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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