5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Surabaya

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Surabaya in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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.
On the 24th (Sun), stop by Artisaani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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