3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel tool .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris

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