6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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.