6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Ankara

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 16th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Ankara, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be much colder, around -17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila attractions planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kittila when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kittila in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back 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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