9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Pyhatunturi to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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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.