4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.