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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions 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. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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