7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ski Resort Ritavalkea and Christmas House Santa. Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenexamine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Oulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Fun & Games
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Room Escape Games

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and finally steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit website.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
Alvar Aalto's studio ©
Alvar Aalto's studio

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