10 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Utra Beach, ski along the peaceful trails at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and then take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Joensuu at -2°C and lows at -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

Plan my day in Akaslompolo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Joensuu in February, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.