9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo journey planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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