5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get outside with TravelHouse, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village


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 (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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