5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Surabaya to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surabaya in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Artisaani, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Lapland travel guide

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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.