10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Icekarting Levi, &more).

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

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Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.