7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
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 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit 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 don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

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 difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila travel planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Kittila dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

#Fun & Games

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kittila in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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