9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
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): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, thenstop by Sampo Icebreaker, 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

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Rovaniemi

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

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and have a few drinks at Saariselka Bowling.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -15°C in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
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 Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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