12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kemi Church (in Kemi), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

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Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.