7 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai


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2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jamsa trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Jamsa. August in Jamsa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

3
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 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route website .

Drive from Jamsa to Helsinki in 3 hours. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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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