10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Icekarting Levi, &more).

To find out how to plan a trip to Akaslompolo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 31°F and lows about 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

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.