4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then stop by Marimekko, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, 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 snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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