10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Northern Lights Riders, Polar Creek and Extreme Huskies. On the 20th (Wed), tour along fresh powder with Extreme Huskies, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Polar Creek and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Northern Lights Riders.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Saariselka is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Saariselka. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect Saariselka to be colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lapland, Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Polar Creek ©
Polar Creek
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker as well as Santa Claus Reindeer. Visiting Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toHelsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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