8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -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): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's 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 make a trip to Snow Village.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kittila trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kittila at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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