7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In April, Helsinki is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.