36 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

36 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
2
Kittila
— 11 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 11 nights

13
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Kouvola (Mielakka Ski Center & Kouvola Tube Radio Museum) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Vantaa, Asikkala, Kouvola, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

11
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kittila: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taatsin seita.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kittila day trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Kittila is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Kittila

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

11
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto (in Sodankyla), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours