9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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 10th (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, 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.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 12th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Salla, with lows around 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can drive from Salla to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Inari

— 1 night
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): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · 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.