9 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

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.