6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Paris

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than Paris - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Plan trip to Akaslompolo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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