8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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.