13 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins), Levi (Icekarting Levi & Levi Ski Resort) and G2 ICEKARTING (in Sirkka).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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