8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip site .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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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. On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila holiday planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

#Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

4
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 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip planner .

You can fly from Kittila to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kittila in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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