5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get your game on at Kid's Land, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kittila travel site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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