10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker app.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.