11 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lieksa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Lieksa hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lieksa in November: highs in Helsinki hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.