3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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