8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Santiago

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 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Helsinki is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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. To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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