10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday builder site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday site .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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