8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

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day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kemi online travel planner .

Helsinki to Kemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -4°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip app .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Levi, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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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 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker .

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 February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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