7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then explore and take pictures at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Akaslompolo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Akaslompolo. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 4th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sat), shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Customs House.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.