11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

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

Things to do in Muonio

#Nature, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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. On the 30th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila road trip app .

Drive from Muonio to Kittila in 1.5 hours. October in Kittila sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

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Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

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