7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranua Zoo and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.