12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Syote
— 1 day
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

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 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Bangkok in October, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Syote

Syote ©
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Syote trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 3 hours. October in Syote sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi route builder site.

Traveling by car from Syote to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 21st (Sun), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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