4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and add some adventure to your tour with Burn Out City Events.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Lapland travel guide

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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.