36 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

36 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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36 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kittila
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and King's Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: 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 lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°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, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kittila: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and take in the exciting artwork at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kittila trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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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.
Visiting Safaris and Pyhatunturi will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Luosto (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit website .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Korouoma Canyon, Kukkolankoski, Kemi Church, Luosto
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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