10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 7 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Helsinki

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.
Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Marimekko. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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