10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sat), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki planner.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in April, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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