12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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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.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial.

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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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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Maupertuis Memorial
Maupertuis Memorial

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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.
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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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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