7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel 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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.