9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly:  22​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Gaya

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker app .

Gaya, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaya to Akaslompolo is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Gaya in October; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Safaris
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Luosto, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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 Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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