8 days in Lapland, Outokumpu & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland, Outokumpu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Outokumpu
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mexico City in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Outokumpu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Outokumpu

— 1 day
Outokumpu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Outokumpu trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Outokumpu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Outokumpu

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Katajanokka. Get a sense of the local culture at Mannerheim Museum and Johannes Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi to see Kirkkonummen kirkko about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Outokumpu to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Outokumpu in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.