8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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 25th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

#Tours, #Winter Sports, #Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool .

You can fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kittila in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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