7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

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

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Oulu

— 1 night
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, then examine 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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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, then get 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
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

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.