11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour website.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, thenmake a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Kittila to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kittila in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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