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: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then experience rural life at Poro Farmi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Trails

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): take a memorable tour with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari route planning app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to 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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