10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Northern Lights Riders, Polar Creek and Extreme Huskies. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour along fresh powder with Extreme Huskies, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, thenhit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Polar Creek and then see Northern Lights Riders.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka holiday maker site.

New Delhi, India to Saariselka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get cooler in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to 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
Northern Lights Riders ©
Northern Lights Riders

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Rovaniemi Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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