7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Drive to Aalborg Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Aalborg Airport, Drive to Aars

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then stroll through Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Aars, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Aars - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.