6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Bring the kids along to Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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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 August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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