7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Kittila
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Kittila

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Trails · Tours · Winter Sports

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and make a trip to Old Market Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kittila in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.