8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 1 night
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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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Santiago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. 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 · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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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 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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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 see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kittila tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.