8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 10th (Wed): get outside with Lake Inari, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari online trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Inari are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Finnish Aviation Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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