7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kittila visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, look for gifts at Marimekko, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kittila to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kittila in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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