6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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