7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

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Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route maker website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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