6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Dublin

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki and Adventure Park Zippy. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than Dublin - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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