11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Inari

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, thenexamine 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
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Muonio

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, thenexplore 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

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
night
Kittila

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, thenmake 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 Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thenstop 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

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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