4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

1
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 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site .

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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