4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Daughter of the Baltic

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 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally stop by Marttiini Senaatintori.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.