8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On the 12th (Mon), have fun at Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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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): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ivalo online holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Ivalo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -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

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Inari, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Boss Shop. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

You can fly from Ivalo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Ivalo - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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