8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kittila.

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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kittila takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Kittila: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Wed), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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