6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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

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.
Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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