6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to 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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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