8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Billund
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Billund

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app .

Billund, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Billund to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Billund in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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