7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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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

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5
Christmas House Santa ©
Specialty Museum
Christmas House Santa
3.6

1
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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, 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
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Specialty Museum
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
4.6
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
4.5
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.4

1
night
Helsinki

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

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
The Aalto House ©
Historic Site
The Aalto House
4.6
Johannes Church ©
Architectural Building
Johannes Church
4.5
Alvar Aalto's studio ©
Art Museum
Alvar Aalto's studio
4.8

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