10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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.