5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In April, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): meet the residents at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo itinerary tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Ullanlinna and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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