16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Angeli Reindeer Farm, & more).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

Inari
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

9
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Bellevue Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Ahvenisto, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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