4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning app .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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