5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kittila
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

2
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
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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. On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kittila planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Kittila is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Levi
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Sat), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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