7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Marimekko or Boss Shop. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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