9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Amman, Jordan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Amman - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.