8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Luosto is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Luosto is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Luosto reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Muonio.

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#Wildlife, #Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Luosto to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. October in Muonio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3 hours. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Taiga Colors, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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