8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Manchester - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 10th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Kittila, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 11th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Luosto road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Luosto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey maker .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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