7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Fly:  3 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Oulu


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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Marimekko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church


Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get a bit cooler in Kittila: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village