8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Tankavaara
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 3rd (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Edinburgh, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto sightseeing website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Luosto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tankavaara trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Luosto to Tankavaara in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 6th (Sat): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaniemi Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Fagervik Museum, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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