5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Helsinki

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -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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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.