5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Oslo

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary site .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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