5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Helsinki. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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. You've now added Lapland Hotels SnowVillage to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Kittila reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Adventure · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Fri), see Santa Claus Office, then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Lapland travel guide

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.