10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. In November, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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.
Head to Sibelius Hall and Hakaniemi Marketfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the striking features of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at CraftCorner.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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