6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tokyo

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planning app .

Tokyo, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tokyo to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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