5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip website .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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