10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

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

Montreal, Canada to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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