6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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