7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  9​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around -1°C, while days are much colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari online road trip planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3 hours. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip app .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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