4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 42°F, while days are much colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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