9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Beirut in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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