9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Beirut

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added SnowCastle to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Tornio Golf. Step off the beaten path and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Beirut, Lebanon to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Beirut in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luosto, Tornio Golf, SnowCastle
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Spas & Wellness. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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