7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  30​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

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 17th (Mon): stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature
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Lapland Forestry Museum ©
Lapland Forestry Museum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, then head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip builder site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari route builder app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Siida ©
Siida
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then stop by Taiga Colors, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, then look for gifts at Marimekko, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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