5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at LAURI, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. In July, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI

3
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

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