10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In August, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Luosto Adventures.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tampere (Sarkanniemi Theme Park & Galleria Ronga), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and stop by Katajanokka.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planning site.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tampere, Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral