6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Luosto Adventures and Poro Farmi. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi. While traveling from Brussels, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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 (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation builder .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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