11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Hakaniemi Market. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stop by Artisaani, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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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 26th (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 28th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio vacation builder tool.

Drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Muonio are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

1
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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kittila route tool.

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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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.