6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route builder .

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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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