7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Billund
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Billund

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 11th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

Billund, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Billund in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -3°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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