9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Helsinki is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Seoul in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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