9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Gaya, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Gaya to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Gaya in October, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. October in Luosto sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -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

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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.