8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brussels in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 19th (Wed): make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kittila reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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