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: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 30°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salla attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, Salla is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 13th (Wed), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Salla to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
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 14th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari visit planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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