9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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 21st (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

2
nights
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. On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kittila sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°F in Kittila. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

#Trails, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kittila in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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