4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Reykjavik
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Oslo

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Mon), get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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Rovaniemi City Library

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