10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Rovaniemi Church. Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Do your shopping at Sibelius Hall and Hakaniemi Market. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at CraftCorner.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.