1 day in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

1 day in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To plan Rovaniemi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.