9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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day
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 8th (Mon): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday maker.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In October, Rovaniemi is cooler than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the next day, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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