6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
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 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route builder website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. In November, Rovaniemi is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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