9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip website.

Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Kemi: highs are around -4°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.