7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
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. On the 31st (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kittila travel route planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Kittila is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Trails Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, 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. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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