8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ivalo trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. In November in Ivalo, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marimekko and Boss Shop. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ivalo to Helsinki. In November, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Ivalo - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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