5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Auttikongas and Feelapland. The adventure continues: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
LAURI ©
LAURI
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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