8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Naples
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Naples

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool.

Naples, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Naples in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 21st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kittila trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Kittila at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Feelapland and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planning app.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lappi Areena ©
Lappi Areena

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