7 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jamsa
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, get all the equipment you need at Himos Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jamsa online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Jamsa with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Jamsa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jamsa

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

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— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Drive from Jamsa to Helsinki in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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 · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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.

Central Finland travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia