6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Old Market Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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