11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Luosto
— 1 night
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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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.
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London, UK to Rovaniemi 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo sightseeing website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Safari
Safaris
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker site.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Helsinki

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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