7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sibelius Hall in Lahti--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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