7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Ullanlinna, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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Kittila

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kittila trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Kittila hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Nature

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

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): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip site.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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