4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Mon), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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