8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pyhatunturi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Helsinki to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Pyhatunturi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 12th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Muonio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Muonio takes 3 hours. In October in Muonio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary app.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.