8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. In November, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila online journey planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Kittila hover around 26°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Levi
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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