10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the top attractions with Feelapland, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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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.