5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 13th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly 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.