11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Sydney

2
days
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 29th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

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Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village
Safaris
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Santa Claus Office

2
days
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

#Winter Sports, #Adventure, #Tours

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Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

5
days
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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

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Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Kittila - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral

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