3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. In November, Helsinki is little chillier than Manchester - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.