10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 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
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Parks 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
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

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