10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Buenos Aires

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 5th (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip maker website .

Getting from Helsinki to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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Safaris
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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