9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki


2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Kemi reach -4°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, Saariselka is little chillier at night with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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