7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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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
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): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, thentake an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are much colder, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

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

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari online route planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, thenshop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, thenlook for gifts at Marimekko, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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